Solihull Sole Sanctuary Reflexology Research 

Reflexology research 

Many research papers have been published about Reflexology. To help you determine which paper may help you the most, each researched condition is listed in alphabetical order: 


LA Randomized-Controlled Trial Examining the Effects of Reflexology on Anxiety of Patients Undergoing Coronary Angiography 


Effect of Reflexology on Pain and Quality of Life in a Patient with Rheumatoid Arthritis 

Back Pain 

Reflexology in the management of low back pain: a pilot randomised controlled trial 

Bell's Palsy 

Case study of Bell's palsy applying complementary treatment within an occupational therapy model 

Blood Flow (Circulation) 

Demonstration of a statistical correlation between five selective reflexology areas of the feet and the dermatomes of the nervous system (dermatomes are innervation of skin segments based on fetal development 

Cancer Palliation 

Reflexology for symptom relief in patients with cancer 

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) 

A randomised-controlled trail examining the effects of reflexology of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) 


Foot reflexology was found to have a remarkable effect in shortening the emptying time of the digestive tract of its contents, and is highly effective for relief of symptoms associated with functional constipation. 


The clinical efficacy of reflexology in nursing home residents with dementia 


Effects of reflexology on fibromyalgia symptoms: a multiple case study 


Foot reflexology was found to be effective for the relief of insomnia. 

Labour (Giving Birth) & Pregnancy 

Read more for a number of clinical studies have now been conducted into the effectiveness of reflexology as a treatment. 


Randomised controlled trial of reflexology for menopausal symptoms 

Multiple Sclerosis 

Detailed study investigating the effectiveness of reflexology on pain in and MS population. 


Exploratory study on the efficacy of reflexology for pain threshold and tolerance using an ice-pain experiment and sham TENS control 

Phantom Pain 

Reflexology treatment for patients with lower limb amputations and phantom limb pain--an exploratory pilot study. 

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) 

Randomized controlled study of premenstrual symptoms treated with ear, hand, and foot reflexology 


Effects of self-foot reflexology on stress, fatigue and blood circulation in premenopausal middle-aged women 
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